Notes on the Geography of Brazil: Salvador: Photo 3
A scholarly note on the townhouses, or sobradas. "Some town houses in Recife contained up to five floors, and the location of the kitchen [on the top floor] would have been inconvenient if not for the existence of slave labor."
Let's hope the author intends sardonic humor.
See Roberto Montezuma, Arquitetura brasil 500 anos, 2002, p. 126.
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